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Carnival Splendor Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1424 reviews
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Review for Carnival Splendor to the Western Mediterranean
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piekalo
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2008
Cabin: Balcony

We and another couple chose the 9/23 sailing of the Splendor to celebrate our wedding anniversaries. (It was our 25th & their 30th.)

The ship - I must say that there was too much pink. As others have said, very "Miami Beach" / "Art Deco" and I will add - "PeptoBismal". As overwhelming as it was on the first day, it became less offensive as time went on. The retractable roof on the Lido deck was a brilliant idea.

Our room - We had a balcony room 9269(Lido Deck), very near the atrium elevators. The room was spacious and storage was plentiful. Three closets (two for hanging - with wooden hangers and one with adjustable shelving). Two large drawers under the couch, five drawers in the desk/dresser, one shelving unit with door (contained safe) and one open shelving. Luggage stowed under the bed nicely. Only two outlets in room (one American, one European). We brought a power strip and it was a life saver. Some sound bleeding from the Lido deck at night, but not too bad. I would suggest a room a few doors down (toward back of ship) if you are going to be on the Lido Deck. I heard another guest complain of the sound bleed from the disco in his room (he was right below it), so location is important. There is shampoo & shower gel, but no conditioner, so bring your own. You had to hold the button on the hair dryer to make it work (they do that so you can't leave it on) and that was a bit awkward.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin 8c

Our room - We had a balcony room 9269(Lido Deck), very near the atrium elevators. The room was spacious and storage was plentiful. Three closets (two for hanging - with wooden hangers and one with adjustible shelving). Two large drawers under the couch, five drawers in the desk/dresser, one shelving unit with door (contained safe) and one open shelving. Luggage stowed under the bed nicely. Only two outlets in room (one American, one European). We brought a power strip and it was a life saver. Some sound bleeding from the Lido deck at night, but not too bad. I would suggest a room a few doors down (toward back of ship) if you are going to be on the Lido Deck. I heard another guest complain of the sound bleed from the disco in his room (he was right below it), so location is important. There is shampoo & shower gel, but no conditioner, so bring your own. You had to hold the button on the hair dryer to make it work (they do that so you can''t leave it on) and that was a bit awkward.

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